Cabry Design Made My Dream Come True!
By Marla Peterson, Westmoreland Dream Kitchen Owner
My husband, John, and I have lived in this house for over 30 years. The now dated kitchen lacked function, and we were ready to renovate the space – enlarging the pantry and adding an eat-in area by expanding into an adjoining, under-used garden room.
From the first day when we sat down with Todd Thomas, owner of Cabry Design, and Baylee Jones, Cabry’s kitchen designer, we ascertained that they were very good listeners. We left the meeting feeling that our wants and needs would be met and knowing that they had access to excellent products. Further, they used software that could show us in detail how our proposed kitchen redesign would look. This feature was very helpful in allowing us to make adjustments at several stages during the renovation process.
Our travels over the years have taken us to the French countryside and many cities where we enjoyed eating at cafés and bistros. Our kitchen design was inspired by the common theme in these places to use black and white tiles for the floors. Once we determined the flooring, a kitchen color scheme soon emerged with Baylee’s help. We chose dark charcoal gray cabinetry, made by Plato Woodworks, Inc., that are handcrafted in Plato, Minnesota. We loved that the cabinets were available with glass fronts that enabled us to display our antique kitchen items. Our center island is a deep burgundy red, which pairs very nicely with the dark charcoal cabinets, and the red knobs on the Wolf cooktop match the red of the center island.
Baylee was also very helpful in designing the kitchen lighting plan, suggesting interior cabinet and countertop lighting. Baylee led us to Olde Brick Lighting, located in Pennsylvania. The artisans at Olde Brick made the fixtures for the kitchen island and the eating area. We love the clean lines and hand-blown glass that they used for the fixtures.
Cabry managed and coordinated our entire project. The project manager, Joe Pendley, was an extremely competent manager who kept us posted every step of the way and sought our advice and input at various decision points. From the highly skilled subcontractors to their cabinet installers, Chase and Aaron, Cabry Design proved to be top-notch and true artisans.
Cabry Design was also able to incorporate our beloved antique family furniture pieces into the design of our kitchen. A circular top from local Smokey Mountain Tops was added to our family heirloom cast iron ice cream table base to become our new kitchen table. A dry sink was crafted from wood my father had salvaged from Iowa’s Wartburg College. Baylee and I even found a Ukrainian woman on Etsy that created stools to perfectly match our theme. These one-of-a-kind touches make this kitchen uniquely ours!
We absolutely love our renovated kitchen! Cabry introduced us to cabinet features that we did not know existed. Our kitchen now has a “magic corner” for easier storage than our Lazy Susan afforded and a convenient cabinet lift for the food processor. I love to cook and especially love to cook in this kitchen! We could not have achieved this makeover without the help of the very capable people at Cabry Design.
The kitchen of your dreams is only a phone call away!
Cabry Design & Cabinetry
8705 Unicorn Drive, Suite 114
Knoxville, TN 37923